Rangers (ss) (4-4-1) at Dodgers (ss) (2-5-1)
1:05pm, Camelback Ranch, Glendale, AZ
Hiroki Kuroda will make his second start of the spring today, and if the likely rest of the rotation is any indication, Kuroda will have a good outing:
|Dodger Pitchers Making Second Start This Spring|
|Vicente Padilla||Mar 10||Arizona||3.0||4||1||1||1||4|
|Eric Stults||Mar 12||CPBL||3.0||0||0||0||1||4|
|Chad Billingsley||Mar 13||Arizona||3.0||3||0||0||1||4|
After last night's game in Taiwan, the Dodgers reassigned pitcher Francisco Felix, catcher Gabe Gutierrez, and outfielder Brian Barton to minor league camp. Joining them was catcher-turned-pitcher Kenley Jansen, who was optioned. The number of players in major league camp now stands at 61.
You can check out Jon SooHoo's photo galleries from yesterday's action in Taiwan here and here.
Here are the lineups, which include Garret Anderson, making his Dodger debut, at designated hitter::
Dodger pitchers scheduled to follow Kuroda are Jeff Weaver, Jonathan Broxton, George Sherrill, and Ramon Troncoso.
The scheduled pitchers for the Rangers today are Derek Holland, Geoff Geary, Clay Rapada, Pedro Strop, Michael Kirkman, and Willie Eyre. Texas has a split squad, with the rest of their team back home in Surprise to face the Diamondbacks.
Tomorrow, the Dodgers travel to Tempe, for Diablo Stadium and a Dr. Pepper! Probable pitchers for Monday are Padilla, Ramon Ortiz, and Luis Ayala. I am guessing the plan is for pitchers on the starter's program -- including Padilla and Ortiz -- to pitch four innings in their third appearance (up from two and three, respectively, in the first two outings).
The Dodgers have quite a few players from minor league camp in uniform for today's game:
TV: Prime Ticket (the next four games are on TV; tomorrow, we get the Angels' broadcast on Fox Sports West, Tuesday is an off day, then both Wednesday and Thursday back on Prime Ticket)
Radio: KABC 790 and the Dodger Radio Network.